The internet can be a daunting place at the best of times, and when it comes to music there’s a never ending rabbit hole of mixes, remixes, tracks, mixtapes and videos being uploaded on the daily. It’s physically impossible to be able to digest everything that is throw into the public consciousness, so we’ve taken time out to handpick the six freshest beats we’ve heard this week to make your life a bit easier. Kick back and enjoy them over the weekend.
Mongrels – Full Moon / Half Moon (Hashfinger Remix)
We’re proud to premiere the official remix of Mongrels’ Full Moon / Half Moon from Hashfinger. A tripped out number with a hypnotising xylophone lead and G-funk beat, Hash’s rework gives Kid Acne’s bars a new lease of life.
Rush Davis – Feel Trip
Frank Ocean watch your back. Newcomer Rush Davis comes through with Feel Trip, a summer joint the LA crooner describes as “like honey on fries from Popeye’s.” The alt r’n’b scene is in a very healthy place right now, and Davis is a welcome addition to a quickly growing scene that’s full of promising young artists.
Avelino – Welcome To The Future
Have we heard anything much like this in UK rap before? Joining Giggs’ road rap style with Travis Scott’s druggy autotune drawl, Welcome To The Future from Avelino sounds new and fresh. He recently impressed on Fire In The Booth with Wretch 32, and this track shows him to be a genuinely exciting talent.
Darnell Williams – South Central
South Central is a searingly honest depiction of the unglamorous side of LA life from Darnell Williams. Following a dalliance in the film industry, he turned to music and lost everything, becoming temporarily homeless before crashing on a friend’s kitchen floor. This track recounts those struggles, with burning frustration and passion noticeably coming through every word.
Loyle Carner – Stars & Shards
Our boy Loyle Carner returns with Stars & Shards, a typically infectious song about the troubles of selling draw in the park, amongst other youthful endeavours. His star continues to rise.
Hiatus Kaiyote – Laputa (Taylor McFerrin Remix feat. Anderson .Paak)
Hiatus Kaiyote have a bit of a marmite quality about them, such is their idiosyncratic and experimental sound. Two Bonafide favourites on board for a remix of their track Laputa though? We didn’t even need to click play before knowing that this was a winner.